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Save The Date!

With great pleasure we ask you to mark Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April 2019 in your agendas for the 5th edition of the Belgian Jazz Meeting!

This meeting, which will take place in the Handelsbeurs Concerthall in Ghent, gives you the chance to discover the richness of the contemporary Belgian jazz scene.  With 2 days of showcases and network opportunities for Belgian and international jazz professionals. Watch the aftermovie of the previous edition of the Belgian Jazz Meeting (2017) here.

The international invitations will be sent out the coming month, and in January Belgian professionals can expect an invite. With this invitation you can register, but be aware that places are limited.
This time, however, there will also be tickets available for non-professional jazz lovers. Keep you eyes peeled for the ticket sales on the Handelsbeurs website.

These are the selected bands: Dijf Sanders, Donder, Eve Beuvens-Mikael Godée Quartet, Fundament, Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio, Julien Tassin Trio, Les Chroniques de l’Inutile, Lynn Cassiers’ Imaginary Band, Ottla and The Wrong Object.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Save The Date!

With great pleasure we ask you to mark Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April 2019 in your agendas for the 5th edition of the Belgian Jazz Meeting!

This meeting, which will take place in the Handelsbeurs Concerthall in Ghent, gives you the chance to discover the richness of the contemporary Belgian jazz scene.  With 2 days of showcases and network opportunities for Belgian and international jazz professionals. Watch the aftermovie of the previous edition of the Belgian Jazz Meeting (2017) here.

The international invitations will be sent out the coming month, and in January Belgian professionals can expect an invite. With this invitation you can register, but be aware that places are limited.
This time, however, there will also be tickets available for non-professional jazz lovers. Keep you eyes peeled for the ticket sales on the Handelsbeurs website.

These are the selected bands: Dijf Sanders, Donder, Eve Beuvens-Mikael Godée Quartet, Fundament, Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio, Julien Tassin Trio, Les Chroniques de l’Inutile, Lynn Cassiers’ Imaginary Band, Ottla and The Wrong Object.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

About

The Belgian Jazz Meeting is an international network meeting and showcase festival for the professional jazz sector, with as its primary aim: promoting the Belgian jazz scene abroad. 

The meeting takes place every two years and originated as the Flemish Jazz Meeting in 2005, an initiative by De WERF (Bruges, now KAAP) and Flanders Arts Institute/Kunstenpunt. Since 2013 it is a collaboration between partners from both the Flemish and the French-speaking community, namely Flanders Arts Institute/Kunstenpunt, JazzLab Series, Handelsbeurs, KAAP, Museact (Les Lundis d’Hortense, Gaume Jazz Festival, Igloo/Sowarex, JazzStation, Ecoutez-voir,…) and Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques. It receives financial support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschap, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Sabam & Wallonie-Bruxelles International, and for this edition also the City of Ghent.

As every time, the Belgian Jazz Meeting offers international professionals a taste of Belgian jazz by inviting them to showcase concerts of some of our finest musicians. The 2019 edition promises to be somewhat more special still, as we collaborate with the Europe Jazz Network, the largest formal music network of Europe. Concretely, we combine the Belgian Jazz Meeting with their Artistic Exchange Platform (AEP), implying we will be hosting meetings of Europe’s most respected promoters, before inviting them to our showcase festival. Because of this collaboration, the Belgian Jazz Meeting takes place a little earlier than normally, namely on 5-6 april 2019 . The location is the marvellous Handelsbeurs Concertzaal in Ghent.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

http://www.belgianjazzmeeting.be/2017

http://www.belgianjazzmeeting.be/2015

http://belgianjazzmeeting.be/2013

http://flemishjazzmeeting.be/2009

http://flemishjazzmeeting.be/2007

http://www.flemishjazzmeeting.be/2005

News

The puzzle has been laid!

A big thank you to all the wonderful musicians who submitted their application for this upcoming Belgian Jazz Meeting. They set the jury with an extremely difficult task, as there were so many amazing projects to choose from. Nevertheless, jury members from all sides of the country have put their heads together and have selected …

Contact

For more information, please contact Lobke Aelbrecht from Flanders Arts Institute at lobke@kunsten.be.